Which work method can you easily use to let students learn fun and effectively? And how do you let students learn well according to research? We have written a great deal based on our own practical experience and various books and studies. Now we combine that theory and practice in one compact, complete and practice-oriented place: Pocket Didactics, an app for effective didactics.
Pocket Didactics is an app in which we have incorporated all our insights about good and fun teaching. It was created on the basis of scientific knowledge and educational experience and contains didactic building blocks, teaching methods, digital tools, insights about effective learning and more, to support effective didactics. The app is made for all types of education, although the teaching method is especially suitable for 10 years and older. The app can be used on all types of devices and operating systems and will be continuously updated by us if new relevant studies, methods or suggestions are made.
The idea behind
The idea for Pocket Didactics originated about a year ago. Out of our own interest, we continuously read about (new) insights about effective learning, interesting teaching methods, handy digital tools, etc. We regularly apply this knowledge in practice and write articles about it. With colleagues, at work and beyond, we share insights through our services and by referencing our articles, good books and other useful things we come across.
We are increasingly noticing how nice it is to have one clear, compact, complete and above all practice-oriented overview of those insights. A place where you can easily read, whenever you want, why something works according to research and how you can apply it well in practice. A real teaching aid. This gave rise to the idea of developing an app in which all this knowledge can be found and applied on-the-go. Pocket Didactics was therefore created as an effective didactics for in your pocket.
What’s in it
Pocket Didactics consists of a number of parts, which are briefly explained below.
Didactic building blocks
The app contains 7 didactic building blocks: activating prior knowledge, actively processing, testing knowledge, combining words and images, sharing examples and success criteria, giving feedback and distance learning . With the building blocks you will find a short description and practical methods, tips and videos to get started.
The app contains more than 35 didactic teaching methods to activate prior knowledge, to enable pupils and students to learn actively, etc. This also includes teaching methods we have written about, such as braindump , the rubric of one , concept mapping and the fishbowl . The work forms always indicate what it is, how you perform it step by step and what you need for it. There are also tips with articles, tools to do it digitally (online) and other ways to apply it. You can save work forms that you like as a favorite, so that you can pick it up again in no time!
This contains many handy digital tools (websites and apps) that you can use to do teaching methods and didactic activities digitally (online). They are tools that are basically free to use. All tools are provided with an explanation, link and possibly articles we have written about it. We opt for a relatively unknown tool
tips Tips to help with learning. Here are more than 50 scientific insights, learning theories, learning strategies and brain facts – all from our platform leer.tips . All tips are provided with an explanation, visual support and APA sources for support and reference. All tips explain what exactly research has shown and what you can do with it in your lessons and curriculum as a whole.
Pocket Didactics was recently launched and will be continuously developed: we will continue to incorporate new scientific insights, effective working methods, fun tools, etc. In this way, you as a user are always informed of the latest developments.
In addition, videos will be added in due course in which we explain various theories, tools, etc. In the coming months, efforts will also be made to make the app available in the Android and iOS Appstore – making it even easier to download.
Feedback and suggestions are very valuable for further development. This makes it possible to give this to us via the app, so that unknown errors can be removed and new functions can be added. In this way, together we build a product that will benefit everyone!
Want to get started with Pocket Didactics yourself? The app is for sale for the price of two cups of coffee: for a one-time fee of €6.99 you get an account and all future updates!
Do you want to get started with your team or school? Then you pay even less per user. Do you want to get started as an organization? Then there are additional options, such as your own input and house style.